One of the really exciting features of our launch vehicle is the carbon fiber composite fuselage. Woven or braided carbon composites have structural properties similar or better than steel, at a fraction of the weight. Our team has partnered with A&P Technology to source the braided tubing for our composite. This stuff is cool!
The carbon braid we’ve selected from A&P has a braid angle designed to take much of the force the rocket will experience in flight. This allows us to make the whole rocket ultra light. In the coming days the raw carbon braid will be shipped to our manufacturing partner and infused with a resin to make a super strong and light composite. Stay tuned for more!